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Submitted by nintendo_fan_4life 295d ago | news

The Pokémon Company Makes $1.5 Billion Annually

The Pokémon Company International makes $1.5 billion a year from the sale of games, trading cards, movies, and toys, according to a License Global! report. (3DS, Industry, Nintendo DS, The Pokémon Company International)

XiSasukeUchiha  +   295d ago
Pokemon is profitable!
cleft5  +   295d ago
This is why Nintendo will never be in financial danger. They own a lot of crazy profitable IPs.
bmf7364  +   295d ago
Remember when they're stock plummitted earlier this year? They did a literal last minute announcement of 3rd gen remakes and everyone lost their shit. E3 2013, Smash 4, everyone lost their shit. Nintendo still has over $10 billion banked and can survive on a $250 million loss for 40 years. Nintendo is here to stay, and they're the biggest fuck-you to the PC Master Race and their retarded investors because no matter what happens, Nintendo is here and has the power to do whatever they want.
Magicite  +   295d ago
un-believable!
MightyNoX  +   295d ago
Understatement of the century.
mikel1015  +   295d ago
They are literally a treasure chest that spawns its own gold for Nintendo
-Foxtrot  +   295d ago
Maybe they can put some of that money toward a Pokemon Wii U RPG game
Ripsta7th  +   295d ago
I wish... GF stated main Pokemon will stay on handhelds though so i wouldnt expect it anytime soon sadly
Blackleg-sanji  +   295d ago
At least give me a pokemon snapU or an colleseum type game then
Blackleg-sanji  +   295d ago
Was just about to say thay!!! Only good can come from it (if they do it right)
Trunkz Jr  +   295d ago
I think if the Super Smash Wii U + 3DS works well, maybe in the future they will try a Pokemon Wii U + 3DS game - same game only far better graphic and options on the Wii U version.
TheFutureIsBlue  +   295d ago
That much money and they just now made a 3D Pokemon game? O.o. Seriously they should be able to make a console Pokemon game EASILY. It would sell and they have the $$$ to do it.
TekoIie  +   295d ago
They should make a new style of Pokemon game for the Wii U.

It can be an RPG but don't give it the handhelds combat system. I would prefer it to be more of a single player experience.
TomahawkX  +   295d ago
and this is why I get a good laugh at people thinking that Nintendo is doomed
DiscoKid  +   295d ago
This.
stavrami-mk2  +   295d ago
Mere pocket change
YoungKingDoran  +   295d ago
Damn.... Spare some change there mate? I won't use it for alcohol, I swear
Chrono  +   295d ago
1.5 isn't much.
marloc_x  +   295d ago
Read the article, it is not pertaining to Sony's debt..
link2Dpast  +   295d ago
Digimon had no chance. I remember the supposedly competition in my young days lol
CloudyAero  +   295d ago
Don't get it wrong though. Digimon still have some golden gems.
link2Dpast  +   294d ago
1st season was epic
Zero-One  +   292d ago
Yes it did in terms of character development, story, and not having the monsters annoyingly spouting their names over and over again. And at least it has an ending.
dota2champion  +   295d ago
Good. Now spend that on a pokemon MMORPG for wiiu
itBourne  +   295d ago
Right, that much money and you cant throw some at an mmo. I would buy a Wii u just for that alone!
Gezmoyassine  +   295d ago
I knew that Pokemon was a very lucrative IP but i didn't think it was that lucrative.That is some SERIOUS $$$
HonestDragon  +   295d ago
That's very impressive. I'm glad that Pokemon is still doing so well ever since it debuted.
contradictory  +   295d ago
i'd like an console version of R/B/Y for Wii U
not an MMORPG mind you, just normal pokemon that's outside of handhelds

although i'm not gonna complain about the handheld games either
Rockefellow  +   295d ago
Is that 1.5 billion their gross profits, or is that before their expenditures? You could take a whole lot of companies' profits before deducting costs of operation and the like and it'd be equally impressive-- but if this is actually their profits, they've got to be making more money than 95% of other gaming companies with their own megafranchises.

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